Head of UN’s most populous region calls for more progress on Sustainable Development Goals

17 July 2019

Professor Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana  Executive Secretary of the UN Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), has warned that the vast region of more than four billion people for which she is responsible, is set to miss all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which underpin the 2030 Agenda.

Ms. Alisjahbana was speaking to Conor Lennon from UN News in New York, where she has been taking part in the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the main UN platform for monitoring the progress that countries are making towards the 2030 Agenda, the UN’s blueprint for ending poverty and preserving the planet.

The Under-Secretary-General began by outlining the message that she wants to get across during her time at UN Headquarters.

Audio Credit:
Conor Lennon/ UN News
Audio Duration:
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